Panama: Customs Regulations Under Consultation

The document details standards and mechanisms for the cargo manifest, entry and exit of goods, transshipment regime, physical custody of goods and tariff exemptions.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

From a statement issued from the Ministry of Economy and Finance:

In order to update the laws and decrees that govern the matter of Customs in Panama, the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) and the National Customs Authority (ANA), has started a period consultation in order to find out the position of the unions on the proposed Cabinet Decree which contains dictates complementary to the Uniform Customs Code and Regulations, and which was announced by the Deputy Minister of Finance, Eyda Varela Chinchilla.

Varela de Chinchilla said the proposal seeks to establish new guidelines for modernizing the customs system and represents the first step in the department towards promoting transparent, consistent and efficient regulations for our customs offices, in accordance with international agreements.

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